Author Topic: how are diabolo's made?  (Read 1130 times)

Simalacrum

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how are diabolo's made?
« on: May 15, 2009, 11:49:44 pm »
right, i'm hoping someone on here has some form of experience with Design and Technology... erm.. Basically i'm considering making a diabolo for my D.T A level project (if I do D.T at all lol), and I need to know about how it would be produced in an industrial scale...

what individual parts are made/how? are diabolo's mass or batch produced? what process is involved? that kinda stuff really >_<

does anyone know perchance? thanks for any help anyone can offer :D

monkiatzu

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Re: how are diabolo's made?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 02:20:07 am »
well there was a nice pic a while ago of the henry's factory.
from wat i understand, the cups are made by injection moulding.
so u have a mould and u inject the plastic i think. The axle should be machined on a lathe with a custom made chisel tool thing. the screw and wasshers idk, dont seem to hard. The inner washers are the hard ones, the plastic ones. i dont no how u could make that
u can always get a chunk of wood and lathe it to a nice diabolo shape :)
good luck


kyo

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Re: how are diabolo's made?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 07:51:39 am »
cups, plastic parts like hubs, etc. are typically injection molded

axles and anything else metal would typically be a lathe..

washers and the like are often standard off the shelf parts or possibly custom stamped depending on the exact requirements.

They are done in mass.. prototyping is expensive with any injection molding process (very expensive) so you need to make as masy as possible to offset that cost.

Kyle